Nine New Wi-Fi Locations in Calgary

Posted by Justin Havre on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 11:16am

Free Wi-Fi Zone - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/superfem/842710939Do you struggle to find a place in Calgary to access Wi-Fi? Whether you are a student, professional, or someone that works from home, it’s nice to know where you can get Wi-Fi while you’re out in the city. There is great news for residents; the city of Calgary has partnered with Shaw Communications to add nine new Wi-Fi locations in the city. Here is where you can find Wi-Fi all around the city.

What Initiated New Wi-Fi Locations to be Added?

The city’s public Wi-Fi program successfully added nine new locations in which anyone can access WiFi for free. There is no cost to use it and it’s said to be of high-speed for users. The goal was to allow residents of Calgary to be able to access Wi-Fi in the park, at the golf course, in an arena, and at the LRT station. This was the motivation behind the city partnering with Shaw to make this happen.

Where Can I Find The New Wi-Fi?

The new locations that been added include:

  • Rose Kohn/Jimmie Condon Arenas
  • Shaganappi Golf Course
  • Shaganappi Point LRT Station
  • Father David Bauer/Norma Bush Arenas
  • Ernie Starr Arena
  • Henry Viney / STU Hendry Arenas
  • Maple Ridge Golf Course
  • Shaw Millennium Park
  • Optimist / George Blundun Arenas

How has the new Wi-Fi spots affected the city?

The program has been a success in Calgary. Calgarians have given positive feedback. Shaw did a great job in fulfilling the request to expand Wi-Fi throughout city facilities for the public to use.

The program launched in May of 2014. From May to August, there have been over 163,000 connections to the public Wi-Fi. The most popular locations have been the Chinook LRT Station and the Devonian.

The city plans to continue expansion on public Wi-Fi with Shaw, Calgary Transit, and the Parks and Recreation of Calgary.

Justin Havre is the top producing REALTOR® with RE/MAX First, Canada's very first RE/MAX brokerage. Calgary real estate is his passion; Justin specializes in Southwest & Northwest Calgary homes for sale. He can be reached at 403.217.0003 or contacted through this site.

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